Virgin Media VIVID 350 for Students

Averages 362Mb download speed

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Speed Usage Contract Setup 1st Year Cost

£45.00 per month

unlimited 1
£20.00 £560


  • £20.00 total setup cost
    £20.00 activation fee, no delivery charges

  • Averages 362Mb download speed
    Averages 21Mb upload speed
    Your provider should give speed estimates before you sign up
    Average Speed is the speed achieved by 50% of customers on the same product during peak hours of 8pm to 10pm

  • £560.00 first year cost
    (no telephone line required)

  • Unlimited download/upload allowance

  • Minimum contract 1 month

  • Inclusive Virgin Media Super Hub 802.11ac Wireless Router

  • 24 hour technical support by phone or online

  • 11 email addresses

  • Free anti-malware protection, firewall and parental controls for up to 3 PCs. Add fraud and identity protection for £2.50 per month

  • Virgin Media have published a Traffic Management Policy

About Virgin Media

  • Fastest widely available broadband speed - with average download speeds of 362Mb on their fastest packages
  • Large range of TV and phone broadband bundles available, as well as broadband-only packages
  • Line rental cheaper than BT, also available with no phone line or line rental required
  • Technical support and repairs are free of charge
  • Free Super Hub with advanced 802.11ac wireless technology with all deals
  • Free WiFi on the London Underground

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Reasons to choose Virgin Media

  • No need for line rental if you opt for a broadband-only deal - cable to the property allows for broadband-only packages
  • Fastest widely available provider in the UK, averaging 362Mb download speed, more than 5 times that of BT FTTC, which is currently averaging 67Mb on its fastest speed
  • Consistently the fastest of the big national providers in our monthly speed test report
  • Super Hub router standard on all deals offers 802.11ac advanced wireless technology with faster speeds at a distance
  • Equipment is 'rented', meaning Virgin provides free repairs and replacements (provided that the customer hasn't abused the equipment)
  • No switching hassle - different technology, can run concurrently with ADSL while one or the other is set up
  • TV services provided by underground high speed cables so not affected by storms or heavy usage of your broadband service
  • With Netflix on Tivo, Virgin Media has more TV Box Sets on demand on the latest shows than any other online subscription service
  • Rated highest for reliability out of all TV with broadband providers by vistors

Possible downsides

  • Virgin’s traffic management policies may reduce your broadband speed at peak times, although this only affects peer to peer file sharing traffic and upload speeds for the top 5% of uploaders
  • Only available to around 65% of the UK, ruling out the vast majority of rural areas, but their footprint is growing

Virgin Media details last checked on 2018-12-13